2018 Democratic Republic of the Congo, North Kivu Province
On August 1, 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo reported an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in North Kivu Province. The current outbreak is located in the Mangina health area, about 30 kilometers west of the city of Béni. The area is about 1,500 miles away from Equateur province that experienced an Ebola outbreak in May, 2018. So far, the two outbreaks do not appear to be related.
This is the 10th Ebola outbreak in DRC since the virus was discovered in 1976 in DRC.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working closely with DRC’s Ministry of Health and other international partners to learn more about the outbreak. CDC experts are also engaged in discussion about how best to address it. For the most current information about this outbreak see WHO’s Ebola situation reports: Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- Travel Notice: Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo
- For Traveler: Health Information for Travelers to Democratic Republic of the Congo
- For Clinician: Health Information for Travelers to Democratic Republic of the Congo
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- Page last reviewed: August 17, 2018
- Page last updated: August 17, 2018
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